Press Releases

03.06.20

Perdue, Loeffler Join President Trump On CDC Visit

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today joined President Donald Trump at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta to tour the facility and receive an update on the agency's coronavirus response. "President Trump's visit to Georgia today emphasizes his commitment to leading in our fight against the coronavirus and indicates how important the CDC is in that fight. Dr. Redfield and his team are on the front lines of protec… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Senator David Perdue Calls Attention To Navy Shipbuilding Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, spoke on the Senate floor about the need to support the U.S. Navy by getting shipbuilding back on track. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Major Challenge: "Over the last 20 years, shipbuilding has been devastated. We've lost some 20,000 vendors across the DoD. Almost 14,000 primary vendors have been lost in the supply chain. Even if we were to fund a reca… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Senators Perdue, Loeffler Support Coronavirus Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today voted in favor of supplemental funding to support the U.S. government's coronavirus response. They plan to join President Trump tomorrow as he tours the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC). "President Trump and Vice President Pence have one priority: protecting the American people," said Senator Perdue. "The Administration responded aggressively to the initial outbreak and has taken strong action to… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Senator David Perdue Discusses Coronavirus On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria" to discuss bipartisan efforts to contain the coronavirus and protect the American people. This week, Senator Perdue will accompany President Trump on a visit to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Strong Leadership In White House: "When we have strong leadership from the White House, Congress can actually act in a situat… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Senator David Perdue Chairs Hearing On Navy Shipbuilding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, today led a hearing on Navy shipbuilding programs as the committee prepares for the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Click here to watch Chairman Perdue's opening remarks. Chairman Perdue's Opening Remarks (as prepared for delivery) The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower convenes this morning to examine Navy shipbuilding programs in review of the Def… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Senator David Perdue Receives Boys & Girls Clubs’ ‘Champion Of Youth’ Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today received the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 'Champion of Youth' Award for his work to help young people reach their full potential. Click here or on the image below to download photos. Georgia Boys & Girls Clubs students and staff present Senator Perdue with the 'Champion of Youth' Award "One of the most important things we can do as a country is invest in the next generation," said Senator Perdue. "At Boys & Girls Clubs… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Senator David Perdue: ABMS Development Needs Proper Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is calling for proper congressional oversight of the U.S. Air Force's new Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). In response to questioning from Perdue, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett would not immediately commit to complying with requirements previously signed into law through past National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA). The Air Force has committed to hosting the ABMS platform at Ro… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Senator David Perdue Discusses Debt Crisis On The Erick Erickson Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined The Erick Erickson Show to discuss the debt crisis and efforts to provide disaster relief for Georgia farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael. Click here or on the image below to listen. Highlights: Drain The Swamp: "Right now, we're spending less as a percentage of the economy on discretionary items than we were in 2011. President Trump has come in and drained the swamp. For example, we fired 9,000 people at the VA for not doing the… Continue Reading


03.02.20

Perdue, Loeffler Closely Monitor Coronavirus Cases In Georgia

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today issued the following joint statement after Governor Kemp announced two coronavirus cases in Georgia. "We're closely monitoring the cases of coronavirus in Georgia and urge everyone to take extra precautions. Governor Kemp and the Trump Administration are working with us to ensure we keep Georgians healthy and safe," said Senators Perdue and Loeffler. "It is of utmost importance that Georgia has the resources necess… Continue Reading


03.02.20

Senator David Perdue Comments On Taliban Peace Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, today commented on the U.S.-Taliban peace deal that could lead to the phased-drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan. "President Trump is serious about finding a peaceful conclusion to our military engagement in Afghanistan. While this agreement is an important first step toward peace, its ultimate success falls upon the Taliban upholding the commitments it has made to… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Senators Perdue & Loeffler Update Georgians On Coronavirus Response

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) update Georgians on the government's coronavirus response and provide guidance for staying healthy and safe: "President Trump and Vice President Pence are taking the coronavirus seriously and launched a Task Force to safeguard the health and safety of all Americans," said Senator Perdue. "In Atlanta, we're fortunate to have the best and brightest at the CDC working to prepare the country. My team and I will continue to st… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Senators Perdue & Loeffler Announce Disaster Relief Block Grant For Georgia Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) today joined Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black in announcing the Farm Recovery Block Grant program for farmers and forest landowners impacted by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Senator Perdue, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and the entire Georgia delegation fought for months to secure $19 billion in disaster aid for Georgia's agriculture community a… Continue Reading


02.24.20

Senator David Perdue: Democrats Are Embracing Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Fox and Friends to discuss how Democrat presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders' socialist platform is a stark contrast to President Trump's winning agenda. Click here or on the image below to watch. Highlights: Stark Contrast: "Bernie Sanders is a gift to the Republican Party. We have the greatest contrast that America has ever had between two potential presidents. On one hand, you've got President Donald Trump, who is executing … Continue Reading


02.22.20

Senator David Perdue & Secretary Sonny Perdue Announce Rural Broadband Program

CLAXTON, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in announcing the Trump Administration's new Broadband ReConnect Program, which will help communities stay connected by bringing high-speed internet to rural Georgia. Click here or on the image below to download photos. "In today's global economy, broadband access is not a luxury, it's a necessity. President Trump and Secretary Perdue have taken strong action to support rural communities, and th… Continue Reading


02.20.20

Senator David Perdue Tours Albany Career Academy

ALBANY, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today toured Commodore Conyers College & Career (4C) Academy and got an up-close look at the school's innovative job training and career development programs. During the visit, Senator Perdue met with students and faculty, explored the school's new robotics lab, and discussed workforce development initiatives with the 4C Academy Board of Directors. Click here or on the image below to download photos. Senator Perdue visits with students at … Continue Reading


02.13.20

Senator David Perdue: Iran War Powers Resolution Is Reckless, Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today opposed a dangerous War Powers Resolution that would hinder the United States' ability to counter threats from Iran: "With evolving threats across the world today, any Commander in Chief must have the latitude to defend the country, just like President Obama did. The original War Powers Resolution was designed to facilitate consultation with Congress. It was neve… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Perdue, Loeffler, Carter: Blockbuster Week For Savannah Harbor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following news that President Trump's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget requests full funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), today announced an additional $34.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for critical infrastructure improvements at the Port of Savannah. These improvements will complement continued progress on SHEP by increa… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Senator David Perdue Supports Launch Of Federal School Safety Clearinghouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Trump Administration for launching SchoolSafety.gov to provide one-stop access to federal resources, programs, and recommendations for school safety. Establishing this resource has been one of Perdue's top priorities in the U.S. Senate. In September 2019, Senator Perdue introduced the bipartisan School Safety Clearinghouse Act, which will codify the clearinghouse into law and ensure resources for safe school design are avail… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Perdue, Loeffler, Carter Applaud President Trump For Commitment To Savannah Harbor Deepening

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), and the Georgia Ports Authority today applauded President Trump's budget request for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes full capability funding to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) on track. The Administration's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget recommends $93.6 million to continue work to deepen the Port of Savannah. This is the fourth year in a row SHEP will receive full … Continue Reading


02.06.20

Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters

ATLANTA, GA - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the U.S. Army to select Fort Benning as the Army's fourth corps headquarters. The Army recently announced Fort Benning as one of three finalists to host the new headquarters, which is needed to fulfill requirements of the National Defense Strategy. In a letter to Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Perdue and Loeffler highlighted Fort Benning's unm… Continue Reading

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